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Zer Netmouse
November 29th, 2004
10:29 am

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minor heart attack to wake me up this morning
I went to save a file from email to my confusion records.

the folder Smoffing/ConFusion2005 wasn't there.

So I searched for it and it had somehow ended up in Smoffing/ConJose.

No biggie. I mean, that's why one does backups, right? And it ended up there anyway. But for just a moment it felt like a bit of a mindfuck.

*deep breath*

okay, on with my day.

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From:minnehaha
Date:November 29th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
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That is why people make backups. It's good to have a reminder once in a while. (There's a saying in the backup industry: "No one ever wants backups, but everyone wants restores.")

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From:bjorng
Date:December 1st, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
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That's probably a mouse-twitch problem. The default windows settings for what qualifies as a move is based on number of pixels. Through windows 2000, the preset value for this is 2 (pixels). So it's not uncommon to move your mouse slightly when you click on something, and have it displaced into a neighboring folder.

You can adjust this threshold with a tool called TweakUI, that you can download in the Windows (95?) PowerToys bundle. (I think XP allows you to set it another way, but I don't remember offhand.) I set mine to 15 pixels, and that seems to be a lot safer. At my old job, we always set it to at least that value for all the PCs.
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